I have always loved Florentine objects. My mom has a collection of Florentine trays that were given to her as wedding gifts- apparently it was very popular here in the 1970's. For my birthday, MoS Washington sent me this gorgeous vintage Florentine box! It is covered in gold leaf and painted with the exact blues and greens of my bedroom. The box is perfect for holding my favorite pieces of jewelry!
Florentine objects are beautiful works of art. I am sure you have seen them at antique stores or estate sales- they are made of very lightweight wood and nearly always painted with gold leaf and a contrasting color. You can find boxes, trays, tables, and bookends. I have this pair of Florentine bird wall hangings in my bathroom.
A dear friend brought me a little gold and pink Florentine tray from her trip to Italy! It's perfect for holding my earrings!
You have probably seen vintage Florentine tables in antique stores. They might seem a little fussy at first glance, but if you style them correctly, they can be really beautiful and work in a modern room. The key is to mix them with modern pieces for a fresh approach.
In a room that is very traditional, they might not be the best choice. But in a modern space like Katie Lee Joel's living room, a Florentine table would be gorgeous!
I have frequently seen sets of nesting tables like this at the Sleepy Poet.
If a Florentine table is a little too much for you, a smaller object is the perfect "something old" to add to your room. Florentine objects add a hint of glamour and are great for styling a coffee table or bookshelf. Here are some of our favorites!
This little tray and box set would be gorgeous in a powder room!
Isn't this waste basket almost too pretty to use?
Do you have a Florentine object in your home?